DIY Home Energy List

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You don’t need to give your house a major remodel to achieve a more energy-efficient home. Although many homeowners envision installing rooftop solar panels or geothermal vents to reduce their energy consumption, the truth is you don’t need to do anything that drastic.

In fact, many of the most effective steps you can take to increase your sustainability are relatively simple. The trick is being able to find the trouble spots that hurt your efficiency. This is why performing your own energy audit is an essential task for any homeowner.

The accompanying checklist can help you identify areas around your house that can be improved to save money on your utility bills. For example, finding and patching any cracks in the walls around your doors or windows can help keep cool air from escaping during the summer and making your air conditioning unit work harder than necessary.

Switching out incandescent light bulbs for newer CFL or LED options also helps make your house greener. And many people don’t realize how much money they can save by ensuring their water heaters are properly insulated.

If you’re looking to save money by bolstering your home’s energy efficiency, it shouldn’t require a complete overhaul of your living space. Follow this checklist and you’ll have a greener house within hours.

Author bio: Tom Mascari is President of Mendel Plumbing and Heating. Providing Geneva, Illinois plumbing and HVAC services since 1985, Mendel Plumbing and Heating has a reputation for expert customer service and technical performance.

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